AAA/CASCA Meeting Special Off-Site Event: Transforming Grief at the Fort York Historic Site

Saturday Nov. 18 from 2:00-4:00 pm

With generous sponsorship from SANA and the Archaeology Division, The Anthropology of Tourism Interest Group (ATIG) has organized an exciting event to take place at the Fort York National Historic Site on Saturday Nov. 18 from 2:00-4:00 pm: Transforming Grief at the Fort York Historic Site. An event highlight will be the opportunity to explore the special exhibit, “Transforming Grief: Loss & Togetherness in COVID-19” with the exhibit curator, Raven Spiratos. Event attendees will also experience guided tours of Fort York with site interpreters.

This event is free, but space is limited to 100 attendees so be sure to reserve your spot early using the following link:

Event Details:

  • This free off-site event is limited to 100 participants, members must reserve a spot to attend.
  •  Attendees will make their own way to the Fort York Historic Site and Visitor Centre. 
  • The Fort York Visitor Centre is located just under the Gardiner Expy at 250 Fort York Blvd [] (look for the big red Fort York sign sign).
  •  Plan to arrive in the lobby of the Visitor’s Center between 1:30 and 1:50 for the 2:00 pm to check in and receive group designation and schedule. 
  • Attendees will be divided into three smaller groups for guided tours of the exhibit and historic site.
  • The Curator of special exhibit “Transforming Grief: Loss & Togetherness in COVID-19,” Raven Spiratos will lead each group through a 20-minute tour of the special exhibit and be available to answer questions. 
  • Each group will also be led on a guided tour of the Fort York Site with Historical interpreters.
  • Attendees will also have time to explore the historic site and Visitor Centre exhibits on their own.
  • See the Eventbrite link for additional information.

Any questions can be directed to Celia Tuchman-Rosta (ATIG’s Program Chair) at tuchmanrostac [at]